Is this a sign that it’s all over for Mason Mount and Chelsea? Thiago Silva reacts to his impending exit with tearful emojis… as the Brazilian makes his feelings clear, with Manchester United ready to seal a transfer for a star valued at £85million
- Mason Mount is expected to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season
- The Chelsea midfielder failed to agree a new deal in west London
- At news of his reported exit online, Thiago Silva reacted with crying emoji
Thiago Silva has made his feelings clear on Mason Mount’s seemingly inevitable exit to Chelsea.
The centre-back has responded to a Chelsea fan account on Instagram repeating claims the Englishman has agreed personal terms with Manchester United.
Silva commented below with two teary sad face emojis and it looks like the Stamford Bridge club will lose their home star.
The Brazilian’s reaction on Instagram perhaps indicates the mood in the dressing room, disappointed to lose one of the main members of the group.
Liverpool, Arsenal and Man United have all had an interest in Mount, but it’s Erik ten Hag’s side who are stepping up their pursuit.
Thiago Silva made his feelings clear about Mason Mount’s seemingly inevitable departure
Mount, pictured here with Silva (left), is a target for Manchester United this summer
They will accelerate plans to sign the 24-year-old, who has one year left on his current contract, after their FA Cup final against Manchester City on Saturday.
The main hurdle to overcome will be to agree on a fee; United value Mount at around £55m while Chelsea value the England star at over £85m.
Both parties are still willing to engage in negotiations despite the distance from their initial assessments.
Talks with Mount over a new contract fell through this season and senior club officials were resigned to losing the player who joined as a six-year-old.
Mount, like Chelsea, has endured a disappointing campaign and will be looking to return to his best form wherever he finds himself.
Mauricio Pochettino understands the need to shrink a bloated squad of over 30 players and the new manager prefers to work with a smaller group.
Mount could be one of the players Chelsea are cashing in on, and they are aware of abiding by Financial Fair Play rules having spent £585million since Todd Boehly took over.
Mauricio Pochettino knows he has to eliminate a number of players from the club this summer
Mount appeared to say goodbye to fans after Chelsea’s final game of the season
Silva won Chelsea’s Player of the Season award and still has one year left on his contract
Silva, like Mount, could be on his way out despite being voted player of the season and having one year left on his contract.
The club want defensive clearance but Silva’s family are settled in London and it looks like he wants to stay.
It will be fascinating to see the composition of Chelsea’s squad at the start of the Premier League season as they face difficulties in the predicted huge squad elimination.
They are awaiting knock-off offers from clubs aware of their need to sell and still have a number of players on long-term contracts, such as Kalidou Koulibaly and Romelu Lukaku, who may be reluctant to move on.